Here Are the Origins of the “I’m Higher Than You” Line in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith


In a prequel trilogy certainly much-discussed but full of punch lines and unforgettable odds, surely the film full of memorable jokes was Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, especially during the iconic final duel on Mustafar between Anakin Skywalker ( Hayden Christensen ) and Obi-Wan Kenobi ( Ewan McGregor ).

In the history of the Saga and contemporary film science fiction, it is one of the most loved and most appreciated choreography, because it stages the face to face between two almost fraternal friends forced to fight, because one corrupt by the Dark Side of the Force and the other instead, enslaved to Chiaro.

In a recent interview with IGN, the coordinator of the Sith’s revenge stunt, Nick Gillard, revealed the origins of one of the most cited jokes of that clash, exactly when Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Anakin “they are higher than you”.Gillard recalls that at the time he and Christensen lived close to Australia during the production of the film. It was this closeness and the fact that we spent a lot of time together inspired the phrase:

“We ate every evening in this restaurant on the hill. To reach it you can walk down the road downhill or cross a steep bank and find yourself in front of it. Personally I have always made the most direct route, then passing through the slope, and Hayden hated walking on that slope, so the joke ‘I’m higher than you “was already in the lead” [high ground in English]. I thought that by putting Anakin on a slope, Obi would have a chance